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Case Studies | Medicine Science | India | Volume 6 Issue 1, January 2017
Gridhrasi and Its Management through Panchakarma- A Case Study
Pooja Jaiswal  | Pradeep Jane
Abstract: In this hectic life sciatic pain is a very common disorder that hampers people from doing their routine activities. Most of people suffering from this, complains about moderate to severe pain in buttock region which then radiate to thigh, calf and down to the foot and even toes. The main cause of sciatica can be a horizontal or slipped disc, piriformis syndrome, spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis. In the starting stage people neglect this but later this becomes a major issue when the pain becomes unbearable Classics of Ayurveda have references related sciatica, according to Ayurveda signs and symptoms of sciatica is much similar to Grdhrasi-Vaata Roga. Grdhrasi can be treated remarkably with procedures of panchakarma and internal medications. Here in the case study a female patient-presenting with clinical features of sciatica and MRI findings suggesting of disc bulge and prolapse at the level of lumbar vertebrae was given Panchakarma treatment. The patient was treated with classical treatments like Kati Bast, and Kala Basti with certain conventional oral medication. The results of the study are highly encouraging.
Keywords: Gridhrasi, Kala Basti, kati basti
Edition: Volume 6 Issue 1, January 2017,
Pages: 1625 - 1626